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8 Larry Sanders C
Height/Weight: 6-11/230 | Birthdate: 11/21/1988 | Birthplace: Fort Pierce, FL | Team: Milwaukee Bucks | College: Virginia Commonwealth | NBA Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 35/3 | Average Draft Position: 113.93
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Report: Bucks' Sanders was suspended due to marijuana use


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) If Bucks center Larry Sanders wants to continue his NBA career, he knows he'll have to quit smoking marijuana, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Sanders is serving a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug program, which was due to his marijuana use. Sanders want to use his time away from the team to control his drug habit.

Sanders has been dealing with personal issues and last played Dec. 23. In 2013, he signed a four-year $44 million deal. In 27 games this season, he is averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds.


Bucks' Larry Sanders suspended 10 games for violating drug policy


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended 10 games by the league for violating the anti-drug program, the league announced Friday.

Sanders' suspension will begin Jan. 19 against the Raptors. Sanders last played for Milwaukee on Dec. 23. It was reported that he no longer wanted to play, but he disputed the report, saying he was trying to work things out.

"I'm definitely making progress. I'm trying to get to the root of a lot of issues and get them corrected going forward. Without these things being corrected, I don't think basketball would be something I could even do."

In 27 games this season, Sanders was averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds.


Bucks C Larry Sanders: 'I'm in the process of working things out'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/6/2015) Bucks center Larry Sanders disputed a recent report of him stepping away from the game of basketball, according to FOX Sports Wisconsin.

"That's not true. But what is true is I'm in the process of working things out," Sanders said following Tuesday's loss to the Suns. "I'm definitely making progress. I'm trying to get to the root of a lot of issues and get them corrected going forward. Without these things being corrected, I don't think basketball would be something I could even do."

Sanders, who had been previously dealing with the flu, has been out of the lineup due to personal reasons. He averaged 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games this year. Coach Jason Kidd told reporters he is not expected to travel with the team for Wednesday's game in Philadelphia. He remains without a timetable for return.


Bucks expect to have Larry Sanders back in 'couple of days'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Bucks coach Jason Kidd told reporters center Larry Sanders could be back with the team in the next "couple of days," possibly as early as Tuesday, reports Andrew Gruman of FOX Sports Wisconsin.

According to Basketball Insiders, his agent Happy Walters also released a statement disputing previous reports of Sanders leaving professional basketball: "I saw that tweet. It is not accurate at all. Rumor unsubstantiated."

In August 2013, Sanders signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension through 2017. He averaged 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games this year.

Sanders has been sidelined since Dec. 23 due to the flu and personal reasons. The Bucks play the Suns on Tuesday.


Report: Larry Sanders told brass he doesn't want to play anymore


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Bucks center Larry Sanders told some team officials recently that he doesn't want to play basketball anymore, reports the Racine (Wisc.) Journal Times. Sanders, 26, has missed the past six games for what the team called "personal issues."

In August 2013, Sanders signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension through 2017. He averaged 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games this year.

The Bucks are going with Zaza Pachulia and John Henson at center.


Personal issues keeping Bucks' Larry Sanders out of lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) Bucks coach Jason Kidd told reporters Friday center Larry Sanders is dealing with personal issues which is why he won’t play in Friday’s game against the Pacers, reports Fox Sports Wisconsin.

"It's personal. There's nothing I can give you more," Kidd said. "That's the way the question will be answered."

There is no timetable on when Sanders will return. Zaza Pachulia is expected to see an increase in minutes with Sanders out.

The Bucks are 2-point favorites over the Pacers.


Bucks list Larry Sanders as out again Friday against Pacers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) Bucks center Larry Sanders is considered out for Friday's game against the Pacers. It will be Sanders' fifth straight game out of the lineup due to flu-like symptoms.

Sanders, who is averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 27 games this year, will also be at the back of the rotation when he is healthy enough to return, coach Jason Kidd said.

"He won't start when he does come back," Kidd said. "He's got to work his way back in...he's been out for a little bit here."


Bucks' Larry Sanders will have to work his way into the lineup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/31/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders will have to work his way back into the starting lineup once he's ready to return, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Sanders has missed the last three games due to an illness, and is set to miss Wednesday's contest as well. Coach Jason Kidd said the team has received strong play from Sanders' backups, and added that Sanders would "have to work himself back into the lineup." Sanders is averaging 7.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.


Bucks F Ilyasova, C Sanders red-lighted Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/31/2014) Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) and center Larry Sanders (illness) will both be sidelined Wednesday in Cleveland. They had been considered questionable.

Bucks' Larry Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova out Monday vs. Hornets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders (illness) and small forward Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) have been ruled out for Monday's game in Charlotte against the Hornets, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Both players will be missing their third straight game while dealing with their injuries. Milwaukee is a 2 1/2-point underdog in Charlotte.


Report: Bucks rule Larry Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova out vs. Hawks


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2014) The Bucks will be without center Larry Sanders and forward Ersan Ilyasova for Saturday’s game against the Hawks, reports Fox Sports Wisconsin.

It will be the second straight game Sanders will miss while dealing with an illness. A concussion will also keep Ilyasova out for the second straight game.


Bucks C Sanders, F Ilyasova could both miss Friday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders (illness) is unlikely to play Friday night at Atlanta while small forward Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) has been ruled out.

Jason Kidd has stated that he will not announce a replacement for Sanders in the starting lineup until just before tipoff.


Bucks C Larry Sanders back in lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders is back in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Clippers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Sanders was suspended for Thursday's game against the Kings after shoving an airborne player on the way to the basket in his previous game. He has averaged 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 25 games.

The Bucks are a 10 1/2-point underdog against the Clippers in Los Angeles Saturday.


Bucks center Larry Sanders suspended one game for shove


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended one game by the NBA for shoving Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum as he was in the air on the way to the basket.

Sanders received a Flagrant Foul 2 for the action and will serve his suspension Thursday when Milwaukee takes on the Kings. 

With many Bucks' players currently injured, including John Henson and Ersan Ilyasova, only Zaza Pachulia, Khris Middleton and Johnny O'Bryant III are left as options at a center in the lineup. 


Starting options for Week 8


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) In my Week 8 (Dec. 15-21) Fantasy basketball planner, I identified eight lower-end players worth starting this week, headlined by Knicks guard Tim Hardaway and David West.

Other players worth getting into your lineup for this week are: Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey and Magic guard Evan Fournier;Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist; and Bucks center Larry Sanders and Celtics center Tyler Zeller.

Check out what I have to say about each player, as well as my take on the Nets' season of futility in the Week 8 planner. 


Bucks C Larry Sanders (illness) probable Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders is listed as probable to play against the Mavericks Sunday due to an illness.

Sanders played 18 minutes off the bench Friday while also dealing with the illness but may be ready to resume his normal role after getting another two days to recover.


Bucks C Larry Sanders scores six points off bench Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders was unable to start Friday's game against the Heat due to an illness but managed to play 18 minutes off the bench, scoring six points on 3 of 7 shooting in his team's 109-85 win.

Zaza Pachulia entered the starting lineup in place of Sanders and played 24 minutes, scoring four points while making both his shots. Sanders also racked up six rebounds in his limited action Friday. The Bucks will square off with the Mavericks Sunday.


Bucks C Larry Sanders out Friday with illness


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) An illness has Bucks center Larry Sanders sidelined Friday against visiting Miami. Zaza Pachulia is set to start in his place.

Sanders is averaging 7.1 points and 6.3 rebounds a game.


Bucks C Larry Sanders to start Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nets. Sanders was questionable to play due to a bruised thigh.

Bucks C Larry Sanders only 50-50 for Wednesday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders is questionable for the Wednesday game in Brooklyn with a thigh contusion that prevented him from playing Tuesday.

Sanders is averaging 6.2 points and 7.6 rebounds in just 22.4 minutes per game this season.


Bucks' Larry Sanders a late scratch Tuesday due to thigh contusion


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders was a late scratch Tuesday night against New York with a thigh contusion, according to ESPN. Sander is averaging 6.2 points, 7.6 boards and 1.8 blocks through his first 10 games. His next opportunity to return will come Wednesday at Brooklyn.

Bucks C Larry Sanders in starting lineup for Wednesday's opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's season opener against the Hornets. Sanders underwent a minor surgical procedure in mid-October but said earlier this week he was ready to play in the opener.

Bucks center Larry Sanders says he's ready for opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders, who has been sidelined since mid-October after undergoing an undisclosed surgical procedure, said he went through all of the contact drills Tuesday and will play during Wednesday's season opener against the Hornets, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Bucks C Larry Sanders says he's ready for Wednesday's opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders said he's ready for Wednesday's season opener against the Hornets, according to OnMilwaukee.com. Sanders has been ramping up practice since having outpatient surgical procedure nearly two weeks ago. The Bucks have yet to a timetable for his return.

Bucks C Larry Sanders ramps up practice Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/25/2014) Bucks center Larry Sanders participated in the contact portion of practice Saturday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Sanders took part in non-contact practice Friday but ramped it up one day later. Coach Jason Kidd said the center looked good and he's building toward being available for the regular-season opener.